Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Physics, Option A, B.S. - 4-Year Degree Map


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First Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I   4   CHEM 1121 - General Chemistry II   4
COMP 1000 - Composition   3   MATH 2240 - Calculus II   4
MATH 2230 - Calculus I   4   PHYS 2040 - General Physics II   4
PHYS 2030 - General Physics I   4   Gen Ed Elective 3
         
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Second Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
PHYS 2050 - General Physics III   3   PHYS 3100 - Analytical Mechanics/Dynamics   4
PHYS 2870 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory   1   MATH 2770 - Ordinary Differential Equations   3
MATH 2250 - Calculus III   4   Gen Ed Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective and/or OCS Elective 3   Gen Ed Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3   Elective 3
Gen Ed Elective 3      
TOTAL 17   TOTAL 16

Third Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
PHYS 4330 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I   3   PHYS 4130 - Quantum Physics   3
MATH 3840 - Partial Differential Equations   3   PHYS or ASTR Upper Division Elective 3
PHYS or ASTR Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
TOTAL 15   TOTAL 15

Fourth Year 

Fall Credit   Spring Credit
PHYS 3350  OR PHYS 3400   4   PHYS 4890 - Advanced Physics Laboratory   3
PHYS or ASTR Upper Division Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 3
      Elective 2
TOTAL 13   TOTAL 14

Total Credits for Degree: 120 

Elective Key and Math Course Guidance


Gen Ed Elective: a course carrying one or more Gen Ed area attribute(s): Basic Communication (BC3), Mathematics (M3), American History (AM3), World Civilizations (OW3), Foreign Language (FL3), Social Sciences (SS3), Humanities (H3), The Arts (A3), Natural Sciences (NS3), Western Civilization (WC3). Elective courses and major courses carrying Gen Ed attributes apply toward SUNY Oneonta's Gen Ed requirements .

OCS Elective: any course that carries an Oral Communication Skills (OCS) attribute. 

Liberal Arts Elective: any course that carries a Liberal Arts (LA) attribute. SUNY Oneonta's minimum LA requirements  vary by degree award.

Upper Division Elective: any elective course numbered 3000 and above. All courses (required and elective) at this level apply toward SUNY Oneonta's upper division requirement .

Upper Division Liberal Arts Elective: any course numbered 3000 and above that carries a LA attribute.

Elective: any course outside the major. Electives apply toward the total credits required by a degree program. Electives may also be needed to satisfy other degree requirements , including the minimum number of credits outside the department of the major.

Math Course Guidance


SUNY Oneonta recognizes that students enter college with different math backgrounds. For guidance on the math course(s) most suited to your preparation and program of study, visit the College's Math Pathways site.

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